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Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Nomination

Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Nominations for the Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship may be made by any person or group, including staff, students, administration, alumni, and the business community.

Selection Process and Criteria

From the list of nominations received, the Robert C. McDermond Center Director along with the members of the alumni advisory board selects the recipient or recipients of The Robert C. McDermond Medal each year after considering the following criteria:

  • The nominee’s role in the formation or growth of an entrepreneurial business venture in a small or large organization;
  • The nominee’s display of leadership and management;
  • The nominee’s role in assisting others in establishing entrepreneurial businesses;
  • The nominee’s unique display of creativity and innovation in entrepreneurial leadership or entrepreneurial behavior within a larger organization;
  • Preference will be given to a nominee who is DePauw alumni, a friend or supporter of DePauw, or a gracious supporter of the State of Indiana.

Nominees remain on the nomination list for five years. If after five years, the nominee has not been selected, he/she may be re-nominated for another five year period.

Nominations for the McDermond Medal are due annually on February 1 to be considered for the following academic year. 

Nominee Information

Please complete the following form about the individual you seek to nominate.

From DePauw (where applicable)


Please share with us, in the section below, what makes this candidate qualified for this award. Please use your own words to list relevant accomplishments or other recognition they have received.

Nominator Information

Please provide your contact information so we may contact you with additional questions about your nominee.